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Gustav Klimt is named after the Austrian painter famed for his paintings of the female body, some of which drew controversy about 1900.
It is unclear whether any of his works adorn Ballydoyle ot Coolmore but the equine version is also making a name for himself with his performances at up to a mile.
As a two-year-old he overcame trouble in running to land the Group 2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket in July and he was impressive when winning on his return at Leopardstown in April, having not run in the interim.
The Galileo colt started 4/1 for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas but did not really fire, finishing sixth behind stablemates Saxon Warrior.
He was then third behind Romanised in the Irish equivalent before upping his game and finishing a half-length runner-up to Without Parole in the St James’s Palace Stakes.
On his latest start he finished a close third in the Qatar Prix Jean Prat at Deauville.
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